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I was going to wait until tomorrow to put these pedals up, but I just couldn't wait any longer.
File this under the "I'm sorry, did I stab you with my pedals?" section.
Started with some basic BMX pedals that have been sittin' unused for the last few years
Removed the cages and cut the cage supports at a different angle. The bottom pedal is stock, the top is with all 4 posts chopped
Picked up some 1" x 1/16" aluminum from the local hardware store. With the help of some super high-dollar professional metal benders, the new cages took shape
Tapped some new threads in the cut-down posts
and the assembly went rather quick...
WHAT THE ....
Do you think I need a permit for these?
I started to assemble the second pedal and realized I might like it better with less spikes. I can't decide. Opinions?
and with the soon-to-be-installed old BMX cranks
Fewer spikes is deadlier-easier penetration! Looks cool.
it's all about the bikes, man. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=50053
I was going to update my sig line, but I'm not seein' anything worth plagiarizing right now.
I'd leave the single sticking out to the side then keep the denser configuration front to back, thereby maximizing the shinburger direction.
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yo, i like em spikes. the more the better. them are sic dude, wish i had them for Black Wicked. oh yeah, them rock
love the tenderizers!! you're a sick, sick man
it's like I'm un-ravelling a big cable knit sweater, that someone keeps knitting, and knitting, and KNITTING, AAANND KNITTING!!!
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love the no stem set up... food for thought... perhaps turning the bars to face the other way would give a bit more leg room...
.......... now where did i leave that hammer .... never mind i'll beat it in with a rock.......
great ideas you have done on this bike. the bar stem combo is super original. and those pedals are great
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Hey! I wanted to alter my pedals the same way as you did. But without the spikes ofcourse. Yours look stunning! I prefer the 'subtle' one with 6 spikes. Seems very natural on the 4-point pedalbase you started with. Really nice!
Thanks all for the great comments!
xSKULLSWINGERx - PM me if you plan on being in OC anytime, I think I have some left over spikes you can have. Or you can buy them from this guy http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/nickleanok he had the cheapest ones that I could find.
Great craftsmanship,fartknocker!!! My 2 cents...sometimes less is more.Now if you could build me a set,I could use them to tenderize the tenderloins at the restaurant!...Pappy
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Although the frame has plenty of clearance for the 2.5" tires, there was a problem with the right seat stay. It's kind of hard to tell in this picture, but the tire rubbed on the right seat stay and the left chain stay. And the wheel is not bent...so either poor manufacturing or the seat stay got bent inward somehow.
So I cut off the brake bracket tube (or whatever the heck it's called) and bent the seat stay back using some wood blocks, a pry bar, and a little "love"
While I had the welder out I decided to plug up some other holes that were not needed. The water bottle screws on the downtube, the brake holes on the fork (at the bottom of the steer tube), and a couple holes on the seat stays that I think were for v-brake posts.
The frame is now hanging and painted! Hopefully have some more pics up tomorrow.
Put a little color on it late yesterday. Got it reassembled and now the crankset is hanging with some new paint as well. The quality of all my pictures is lacking, I know. I keep forgetting to steal my girlfriend's digital camera...there's only so much that my cell phone camera will do
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